Rethinking District Design: Preparing Graduates That are Ready for College and Career

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2 Rethinking District Design: Preparing Graduates That are Ready for College and Career

3 Who is in the room Paul Buck Director, New School Development Alan Veach Director of Regional Development Teachers, Administrators, Coaches, Higher Ed., Partners

4 Goals 1. What knowledge, skills, and attributes do our graduates need to thrive in postsecondary education, career and life? 2. What kind of learning ensures all students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attributes for post-secondary life? 3. What kind of schooling is most supportive of the learning that ensures all students are prepared for post-secondary life? 4. What does a district office need to look like to support school systems that successfully prepare students for post-secondary life? Norms for the day. Enter with a Growth Mindset Be willing to have your ideas challenged Be willing to take risks Be willing to accept and give critical feedback Be mindful of technology use

5 Ice Breaker Teams of 4 Share Name District or Organization Role Define Career and College Ready Is there a difference between Career and College Ready? What are the biggest obstacles in your district that prevent all students from graduating CCR? Share out

6 Creating A Shared Vision What knowledge, skills and attributes do our students need to have so that they are prepared for college, careers and civic life?

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8 OUR WHY To provide all students the skills and knowledge they will need to thrive in postsecondary education, career and civic life.

9 Defining your ideal graduate. Using post-its individually generate a list of Knowledge, Skills and Attributes. Combine/Condense individual ideas Draw your CCR graduate (Visually represent ideas from brainstorm session) Gallery walk Debrief What did you notice? Is there something you would like to add to your graduate? Any questions that remain? SWOT Analysis (Individually or District Teams)

10 Creating A Shared Vision What knowledge, skills and attributes do our students need to have so that they are prepared for college, careers and civic life? What kind of learning environment develops the knowledge, skills, and attributes that prepare students to be successful adults?

11 Your current context? Do ALL of your graduates have these knowledge, skills and attributes? Certain populations? Where are the gaps?

12 Align the Learning. What do you notice? What questions does this generate How do these documents challenge your thinking? Where in your district are your students achieving these outcomes? What are the big shifts required to move your district this direction?

13 The Driving Question Need to Knows Project Based Learning Activities Assessments Workshops Presentations Peer Review

14 Ready For College, Career and Civic Life Skills Collaboration Critical Thinking Communication Creativity Problem Solving Technology Literacy Numeracy Researching Time Management Knowledge History Biology Chemistry Physics Math Literature Economics Government Culture Current Events Attributes Persistence Resilience Patience Self-Worth Confidence Adaptability Curiosity Flexibility Risk Taking Responsibility

15 Creating A Shared Vision What knowledge, skills and attributes do our students need to have so that they are prepared for college, careers and civic life? What kind of learning environment develops the knowledge, skills, and attributes that prepare students to be successful adults? What kind of organization is needed to build the learning environment (people, tools and resources) to ensure every student graduates ready for college, careers, and civic life?

16 Hierarchy of Change Student Achievement Instruction & Assessment Policies & Structure Culture & Relationships Purpose & Mission

17 Debrief I likes I wonders. Next Steps